Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
It's test time for the 14-7 Nationals, who kick off a 10-day road trip against the Cards, Royals, and Cubs. Gulp. Those three teams have combined for a .625 winning percentage, and a run differential of plus-122. That's a whopping 210 runs better than the minus-88 of Washington's first four foes.
Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer
Fantasy owners should not look to drop Dee Gordon. He's still an impactful player and he can produce key stats the final two months. Don't let your anger for what he did affect judgment. And add Jarrod Dyson for stolen bases. Quickly.
MLB ? @mlb
When you jack No. 6 and play for the top team in the AL, that’s #ASGWorthy.
30 years ago today, Roger Clemens set a new MLB record by striking out 20 batters in a game. #FBF
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Re: MLBPA action on PEDS -- MLB has a tough system primarily because players desired a level playing field. Even if it meant busting peers.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
My thoughts on the Dee Gordon suspension: 1. I want to know what Dee Gordon knowingly took that made him ingest unknowingly PED's so someone else doesn't make same mistake. 2. 80-game suspension should be increased to one year because why have him back if he then can't play in post-season. 3. Players should be out on Administrative leave once they test positive until appeal process is done just like Domestic Violence policy.
Olney: PED use not always linked to size
Buster Olney says that unless the MLBPA opens up the CBA and gives teams the option to void multiyear contracts for players busted for PEDs, the reward outweighs the risk for players.